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question ] >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >>> an acts of terror rips threw the boston marathon and has americans on high alert. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> a press conference wrapped up in boston with new information and the headline is a third person died, 130 injured. we are now in our 6th hour of continuing coverage. we are speaking to residents impacted by this tragedy. we begin with ktvu's eric rasmussen who is in the news room, covering the bombings since shortly after noon about an explosion near the boston marathon. >> reporter: you want to talk headlines, another one is the fbi has now taken over the lead in this investigation. there are reports from emergency rooms in boston tonight that doctors have pulled ball bearings from some of the victims and tonight we have video showing a photographer's view standing right there at the finish line. seconds later there was a second blast. thousands of people crowded into that area near the finish line on boylston street. that was before 3:00 p.
, this is ktvu channel 2 news -- this is the 10:00 p.m. news on ktvu channel 2 news. >> it is supposed to open in 5 months but they can no longer commit and the bridge may not open on time. i am ken wayne. >> i am julie haener. the broken bolts may delay the opening. what caused the problem and how do they plan to fix it? two big questions still unanswered tonight. continuing coverage now, ktvu's noelle walker is live at treasure island and tells us whatever the fix it won't be quick. >> reporter: the question tonight is will there be a celebration of opening that span on labor day or will it be delayed? >> reporter: the bay bridge is years behind schedule and over budget now bad bolts are putting the opening in question. >> this is one of the first real correction problems we have had on the project and we will try to lick it and get open on labor day. >> reporter: they told the committee they are looking at four solutions to fix 32 fractured bolts but expressed doubt about when it could be fixed. the bolts are designed to prevent the bridge from moving side to side during an earthquake. when
out. we are live in gilroy, ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can go to ktvu.com to get the latest of this case, you can find it under the bay area under the home page. >>> it happened about 4: 30 near the corner of 16 and guerrero street. when two people got out of the car and one of them shot him in the shoulder. they believed he was targeted. they're investigating and no arrest have been made. police are warning of the kidnapping outside of the elementary school. after 2: 30 yesterday afternoon, a 5-year-old boy was approached by a stranger trying to pick him up in front of a school elementary. that's when the school staff member intervened sdd the suspect ran away. he was described as a black man with a short buzz haircut. >>> 15-year-old austin price, the sophomore of the school was struck and killed last night by a train. he was reported playing a game of chicken with his friends at the time. the students gathered at the site to mourn the young man. >> we talked a lot about staying off of the train tracks and the safety around the train and so close to our campus. >> record s
forced a power alert in the san jose area. let's get straight out to ktvu's tara moriarty who is in san jose with what is going on right now. tara? >> reporter: sabotage or stealing copper. these are some theories being floated around out here. regarding what happened this morning, vandalism to the pg&e substakes and also some -- sub station and also vandalism down the road on monterey street here. authorities say some fiber cables were cut shutting down cell and landline service for thousands of at&t customers in the san jose and gilroy area. that means 911 calls were affected, although we don't know the extent of the problem just yet. this video shows the scene headed northbound on monterey. there's a fleet of pg&e and at&t service vehicles. this is the area from which sheriff's deputies say people heard 30 to 40 gunshots around 1:45 this morning. >> the substation has vandalized earlier this morning. there was damage done. there was an oil leak to the substation and we're currently working to assess the situation. >> reporter: pg&e reported a breach in one of the fences. our video sh
, outside the hall of justice, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> threatening to take action  against leaders if they try to limit the authority of the man appointed to over see police reforms. trying oakland agreed to the appointment last month to avoid a takeover of the police department. he brought authority to demote commanders and fire the police chief. leaders issued a statement saying they look forward to collaboration. they say while there are areas of disagreement we hope to resolve them when he provides his budget. >>> the u.s. senate began debating the first new gun control legislation since the sandy hook elementary school shootings. california senators agree the debate should move forward. >> reporter: dianne feinstein and barbara boxer voted yes to open debate. the senate will begin voting tuesday. first up a bill to expans background checks -- expand background checks and they will concern the assault weapons bad and school security. congresswoman nancy pelosi is hopeful they will pass these measures. >> if the public, including members of the nra understand t
information go to www.ktvu.com. back to you. >>> president obama attended a service this morning in boston to help comfort the city. he and the first lady were among the 2,000 people at the service that was held that cathedral of the holy cross. the president spoke of the victims and offered words of encouragement. he said their strength and spirit will help them put boston and their lives back together. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and yes, run again -- and yes, run again. you will run again. [ cheers and applause ] >> after the service the president and the first lady visited the victims who are still in hospitals. >> aaron hern of martinez is one of three children still in the hospital recovering from the bombings. ktvu's patti lee is live in boston where the first lady met with -- lady met with aaron hern and his family today. >> reporter: aaron hern was one of three children who met with michelle obama today. we got a picture. here it is. you can see aaron hern
are expressing excitement about a nasa project supported by the president. ktvu's robert handa is live where scientists talked about studying astroids is crucial. >>> the presidented -- >> reporter: the president said it should be a higher budget priority than returning to the moon and today many say it is a spart decision, especially -- smart decision, especially if we can to go deeper into space. >> reporter: nasa wants to make the initiative reality. the $1.5 million project could send a space capture to redirect a largasttroid to orbit near the moon and they will send scientists to the asteroid to study it. he led an expedition when a meat crashed 5 -- meteor crashed five years ago. >> one type of astroids tells a story about the earth, how did things became the way they are at the moment. >> reporter: a spokeswoman said the mission is a big step towards mars. >> we need to build capabilities to send humans to mars and this mission to anasttroid will help us understand -- an asteroid will help us understand more. >> reporter: one part tells us about our
john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a 17-year-old accused of shooting a toddler in oakland has been ordered to stand trial. a judge ruled there is enough evidence for frederick coleman to face a jury on murder. he is accused of killing hiram lawrence, jr. when he shot at a group of people in november twenty 11. >>> -- 2011. >>> child molester who volunteered as a church was sentenced today. mark gurries was given permission by a official to volunteer at the festival in october. but today he admitted working with the children was in violation of his probation. he was convicted of child molestation in 2010 and is required to register as a sex offender. >>> san francisco's police chief is backing down from his -- down from his plan to arm police officers with stan guns. ktvu's david stevenson has more. >> reporter: he said it would be a waste of time and money because the officers would be limited on when they could use them. >> reporter: san francisco police chief greg suhr said today that for now he is giving up on a program to arm 100 officers with stun guns. >> we will go another w
take time to heal. reporting live in boston, patti lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> as the investigation into the bombings continues, president obama is scheduled to travel to boston tomorrow for an interfaith service. he is expected to speak at holy cross cathedral. >>> we've seen runners around the bay area pay tribute to the people killed and injured in the boston marathon bombings, and take a look at this. the san francisco roadrunners club designed a run. if you look there, you can see it spells out the word boston. they designed this in the city's inner sunset. here now are members of that group. the runners say a number of club members ran the boston marathon and that all of them came home safe. >>> for the second day in a row, police were called to a small high school in san francisco's potrero hill neighborhood. david is live with what officers found at the school and why it's raising serious concerns. david? >> reporter: julie, two weapons found in two days at this san francisco school have parents and police worried. police patrol cars stood guard this morning, minutes after a
leyland lee was arrested in february and held without bail. ktvu channel 2 news the district attorney -- the district attorney told us a continuation of the hearing will be rescheduled. he threatened him because he was angry about his gun control legislation. . >>> teenager will stand trial for the killing of a one-year- old. then 16-year-old frederick coleman was part of a shoot out and fired the bullet that killed hiram lawrence, jr. yesterday a judge ruled there was enough evidence to go to trial. it happened while he was filming a music video that disrepresented a gang and they were try -- disrespected a gang and they were trying to get revenge. >>> child molester is back in jail. mark gurries acknowledged in court that he violated probation by working for a perish in san jose. he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. officials gave permission for the work last october but he is a registered sex offender. >>> after years of promises to the former navy community, it will be turned into a new development, there is news the latest plan has fallen thr
hours. new at noon, ktvu's sal castanedo joins us live to let us know the familiar names joining the effort. >> reporter: you said it. today at city hall some pretty big names participated in a meeting to try to secure the bay area's bid for the super bowl. now, bay area leaders are pulling out some nfl stars in its bid to host super bowl l. today mayor lee announced the 2000 new high-profile members of the team. >> it's my privilege to co a- announce -- co-announce two people, george receiveert and steve young, they -- seifert and steve young, they don't need introduction but i love to be able to mention them. >> reporter: both men say they want to help in any way they can to bring the big name to the bay area. >> it was, i believe in 1967 that the first super bowl was played in los angeles, california. it seems only fitting now that the nfl bring the 50th super bowl to northern california in the san francisco bay area. >> think about what we feel about the bay area. i mean, that's why it's one of the number one destination areas in the world. it makes total sense. they don't ne
the woman was a chinese citizen but is not releasing her name. >>> we have continuing coverage tonight. ktvu crews have spent the day looking into the bay area's readiness for an act of terror. as well as looking into new clues that the fbi is uncovering in boston. we begin with john sasaki where he just spoke to the father of an 11-year-old hurt. >> reporter: i'm out here where they're having a fundraiser for the hern family. i spoke to his father and he tells me how 11-year-old aaron hern is doing after the injuries. he was waiting near the finish line with his father and sister when the bomb went off and he suffered a bomb injury. aaron is a sixth grader at martinez junior high school where flags are flying at half staff. the students and staff are doing what they can to help a family. in one class they're raising donations putting them in a jar. the entire family is well known in this martinez community. aaron's father attended the high school where he is now a teacher and aaron's mother also teaches there. students signed cards for aaron. and his father told me by phone that his son sh
. it will be taking place at 2:00 p.m. pacific time. you can watch the conference live right here on ktvu channel 2. >>> authorities in wawrkt are on -- washington, d.c. are on high alert this hour after a series of threats involving the poison ricin. one letter was sent to president obama. another to a u.s. senator. this morning a suspicious package trigger add lockdown on capitol hill. scott mcfarland joins us now with word the lockdown has now been lifted. scott? >> reporter: just a short while ago, janet, not just a suspicious package but two suspicious letters tested as well, -- letters as well, all tested, all cleared. police officers and explosive sniffing dogs outside and inside the entrances on capitol hill. you can also see a hazardous materials truck there. lights flashing near the u.s. senate russell building. the third floor of the building locked down for a while today, including a hallway with the offices of pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey. >> there was a letter on this floor that was delivered that apparently is no longer a concern about, but in the interest of being caref
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel two news at noon. >> not here in boston. [ applause ] >> president obama says the terrorists picked the wrong city if he wanted to scare and shake the people of boston. good afternoon, i am john sasaki in for tori campbell. two days after the devastation in boston a explosion at a fertilizer plant in texas killed and injured many. it happened at a town near dallas. sal castaneda joins us with more. >> reporter: the explosion is blamed for the deaths of between 5 and 15 people according to authorities. the explosion's violent force was captured in this amateur video. watch closely as it quickly goes from bad to worse. >> -- sure the -- [ explosion ] >> officials say the explosion did not happen until nearly a half-hour after the initial fire. emergency responders already on the scene are among some of the missing feared dead. the scene is in the small community of west, texas, about an hour and a half south of dallas, it is near waco. the fertilizer plant had tank of anhad druse ammon ammonia, today
. they will find out later this year. live in san francisco, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a san francisco redevelopment deal worth almost $2 billion has reportedly fallen through. the agreement was between china development corporation and len arcorporation. it would -- lenar corporation. it would have brought 1200 homes to the naval shipyard and high-rise buildings to treasure lie nd -- island. ed lee is taking a positive spin on the state of the redevelopment plan. >> i don't think it's fueling apart. i just think we don't have the funding yet from the sources that we had previously wanted to have. >> according to the chronicle, the deal collapsed because of unresolved tax issues and demands by the chinese for more control of the project. now, this news comes one day after the city of oakland unveiled a major development project for the city's waterfront funded in part by a chinese investment group. the project would be located at brookline basin, a 65-acre piece of land along the estuary of jack london square. the chinese group is putting u
will see only on 2. ktvu has obtained surveillance video of a man police want to talk to in connection with a child molestation that took place this week. the assault happened in a place where the girl should have felt safe, deborah. >> reporter: the 10-year-old girl was at a counseling appointment in this office building near serramonte mall. when her therapist let her go to the restroom alone. >> he glances at the grita. >> reporter: the young man opened this home may have just minutes before mosted a 10-year- old girl. >> we just want to get this person caught. >> reporter: the girl says she was at a counseling session when her therapist let her walk down this hall then several more steps alone to the common restroom. but as she unlocked and opened the door a man came up behind her. >> followed her in where he sexually assaulted her, then he exited and left. >> reporter: showing up on store surveillance. he was gone from the ross store when police arrived. the young victim had reported the assault immediately. >> very, very very strong i. d. i mean, she's handling this very well. >>
attack, that is what it is being called by the white house. we go straight to ktvu's jana katsuyama who is mobterring -- monitoring what is happening in boston right now. >> that street is very quiet right now, very different from 2:50 p.m. eastern time. at this hour the latest information on the victims we understand from boston police, two people were killed. that includes an 8-year-old child, more than 50 injured. it has been very difficult looking all day at these images, we wanted to give you an over all look at what happened this morning. >> reporter: two blasts turned the boston marathon's finish line sign a scene of chaos and panic. the bombs seconds apart, near a line of international flags, they shattered nearby windows and knocked runners off their feet. witnesses saw people on the ground crying for people. many lost limbs. >> trying to put pressure on the wounds, whatever we could do. >> reporter: emergency responders rushed to help the injured and get them to ambulances on boylston street. others were rushed to medical centers. >> a few didn't unfortunately make it and we h
with ktvu. we will be updating this story throughout tonight's newscast. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the boston bombings, and what may be a major development tonight. we're learning aauthorities are circulating images of not one, but two men with backpacks spotted near the finish line of the marathon. >> reporter: there was a flurry of activity today, indicating officials were ready to make a major announcement, but a scheduled news conference was postponed, then canceled. the image is said to show one leaving a backpack near the finish line. there's no indication authorities have learned the men's name, or other details, a boston tv station obtained other pictures of one of the men fleeing the bomb site, his clothes are ripped. he moves dazed through the crowd. the man who took the pictures has his theories. >> either he was badly burned and panicked and flying, other he was fleeing for some other reason. >> we're all seeing more images of the bomb components. pictures of this battery and wire were released, as were images of the shrapnel placed inside the pressure cookers. >> on
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. >>> another candlelight vigil for a bay area shooting victim, but this time it's for a young man shot and killed by police and the family has some tough questions tonight. good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> i'm maureen naylor in for heather holmes. >> friends and family run remembered a union city man shot and kill by police earlier this month. while officers say they were defending themselves the family wants to know more,ate hernandez is live with the high- profile attorney helping the family. >> reporter: jade. >> reporter: maureen, we're standing not far from where amos smith lost his life. police say it was a routine traffic stop until he pulled a weapon and that weapon was found at scene of the accident, but smith's family says they want closure. standing near the corner of dyer street and meteor drive, they hold a sign, "shot yelled, not to kill." she said union city police haven't say why he was stopped. >> i miss my son very much. he was a good, young man. >> reporter: amos'
until the end of the school year here. reporting live, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks for that report. >> three teens were under arrest with connection of the sexual assault of a high school student who later committed suicide. awe dropout took her own life days after someone posted the assault on facebook. victims say she was sexually assaulted at an unsupervisorred house party last fall. she was drunk and unconscious when it happened. her parents call it cyber bullying at its worst. they hope the suspects will be prosecuted at the full he is. >> the family hopes they face the gravest consequences they can regardless of their age. >> they face two felonies and one misdemeanor each. kt is following the story and will bring you more on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> a death threat prompted a school to lock doors and cancel classes. investigators are trying to determine if it was a hoax or threat. >> this morning the principal of the high school stood outside the locked gates of the campus with the school board president and police letting people know there would be no school. parsons
of the school year here. reporting live, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks for that report. >> three teens were under arrest with connection of the sexual assault of a high school student who later committed suicide. awe dropout took her own life days after someone posted the assault on facebook. victims say she was sexually assaulted at an unsupervisorred house party last fall. she was drunk and unconscious when it happened. her parents call it cyber bullying at its worst. they hope the suspects will be prosecuted at the full he is. >> the family hopes they face the gravest consequences they can regardless of their age. >> they face two felonies and one misdemeanor each. kt is following the story and will bring you more on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> a death threat prompted a school to lock doors and cancel classes. investigators are trying to determine if it was a hoax or threat. >> this morning the principal of the high school stood outside the locked gates of the campus with the school board president and police letting people know there would be no
a more painful future. reporting live ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a 12-year-old boy from martinez is morning those injured in today's bombings. we're told he was struck in the thigh with shrapnel. tonight his mother said he is in stable condition but remains hospitalized in intensive care. a family friend said that aaron hern was running to meet his mother after she had crossed the finish line. he is expected to return for a second surgery on wednesday. she said the family will remain in boston for at least a week. family friends say the boy's younger sister and father were with him at the time of the blast but aaron was the only family member hurt. >>> the fact that the bomber targeted a sports event wasn't lost on thousands of fans following the teams in the bay area tonight. our live team coverage continues with deborah villalon. she's at the site of two games tonight, side by side, deborah. >> reporter: yeah the a's and warriors both at home tonight and both getting extra security because of what happened in boston. >> reporter: kick off tonight and a sold out crowd. they don'
children have once again come under attack on u.s. soil. we have team coverage tonight. ktvu's deborah villalon has been exploring one theory about the person responsible. but we begin in the newsroom with ken wayne and the kitchen appliance used to make those bombs. >> reporter: investigators have made significant progress in the 34 hours since the attacks. they've determined who pressure cookers were used as bombs. investigators combing the blast area say they determined the items used in the bombs. they found the remains of a pressure cooker. they also recovered this pack it apparently contained one of the crude devices. >> it was determined that both the explosives were placed in a dark colored nylon bag or backpack. the bag would have been heavy because of the components believed to be in it. >> reporter: a boston tv station showed this imagine of a bag next to a mailbox amidst the marathon crowd and the same area after the blast. evidence perhaps of a point of origin. the images have been turned over to authorities. more than 2,000 tips have come in. >> the fbi is conducting the
again come under attack on u.s. soil. we have team coverage tonight. ktvu's deborah villalon has been exploring one theory about the person responsible. but we begin in the newsroom with ken wayne and the kitchen appliance used to make those bombs. >> reporter: investigators have made significant progress in the 34 hours since the attacks. they've determined who pressure cookers were used as bombs. investigators combing the blast area say they determined the items used in the bombs. they found the remains of a pressure cooker. they also recovered this pack it apparently contained one of the crude devices. >> it was determined that both the explosives were placed in a dark colored nylon bag or backpack. the bag would have been heavy because of the components believed to be in it. >> reporter: a boston tv station showed this imagine of a bag next to a mailbox amidst the marathon crowd and the same area after the blast. evidence perhaps of a point of origin. the images have been turned over to authorities. more than 2,000 tips have come in. >> the fbi is conducting the investigation. th
but they have -- but they've declared the fire contained at this time in san francisco. stay with ktvu. we'll let you know as we find out more about the fire. we don't know if anyone has been injured or not. back to the desk. >>> thank you, sal. also happening now in san jose, within the past hour, firefighters raced to the scene of a popular south bay restaurant. ktvu's christien kafton joins us live from the scene to tell us what they found when they got there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're here at the shopping center. you can see the crew breaking it down. they were called out here to this pasta pamaadora. there was an alarm alerting them that a sprinklerhead activated. we have video shot by one of our ktvu producers on a mobile phone. you can see how seriously they -- they took this incident. by the time they arrived on scene five minutes after that initial call, they found there was, in fact, no fire here, just steam from a sprinkler dumping water in the kitchen at the pasta restaurant. firefighters say this happens occasionally. it appears at this time, that a stove
valley. >>> also a deadly police shooting in san francisco, what led up to last night's gunfire. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, it is thursday, april 18thth, i am pam cook, thank you for joining us, let's check your weather and traffic, steve knows all about your weather. >>> we do have clear skies, temperatures will be warming up starting off in the 40s ending in the 60s and 70s. >>> this morning we have that big crash we have been telling you about, two lanes blocked, the big-rig is involved and our news chopper 2 is involved and looking at a monitor here and you can tell the traffic is just really terrible already leaving the livermore valley at the 680 interchange. and looking at traffic it is moving well. >>> pope frances offered his prayers and several firefighters rushing to the scene hours ago have not been heard from. the company west fertilizer is 20 miles north of waco texas. whopping wong has been following the story in our newsroom, claudine? >> reporter:
here in the city of vallejo, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> a man was gunned down in richmond. dozens were there where he was shot and killed late tuesday morning. oh was taking part in a job training program when several gunmen opened fire. richmond's police chief was also there at that vigil and he called on witnesses at the shooting to come forward. they say actually violent crime is down and so far there are 37 reported shootings in vallejo last year, 40 in 2011. homicides have gone down as well, 18 at this time last year, down to lend. two senators have introduced legislation to expand background checks on gun buyers. the national rifle association is responding to the proposed legislation. >>> he is reportedly dropping his stungun proposal. he planned on giving stunguns to 5% of the police force but that decision came after they demanded and he is still exploring ways to do that. and it allegedly shows her using an unknown object to strike a student. this cell phone video was apparently shot by an elk grove teacher and we
. in gilroy, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in canada, police reopened a rape case that is very similar to the one in the south bay. friends of ratea parsons held a vigil in halifax. parsons was allegedly raped two years ago. then pictures of the assault were posted online and she was bullied for months. this week the girl hanged herself. now they say they have new information. >>> new video tonight a fire in a fourpelx has displaced the residents of all four units. the fire started about 6:30 in one unit and it was gutted. another residence next to it was damaged. >> we had one person complain of smoke inhalation, they were treated at the site and chose not to go to the hospital. >> reporter: the two adults and two teenagers in the burned home got out safely. the red cross is providing lodging for all of the affects residents tonight. >>> oakland police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a 5-year-old boy in front of an elementary school. the attempted kidnapping happened just about 2:30 in front of burke halter elementary. the stranger approached the boy and tried to pic
because of concerns about ammonia fumes. stay with ktvu. we will be updating this story throughout tonight's newscast. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the boston bombings, and what may be a major development tonight. we're learning aauthorities are circulating images of not one, but two men with backpacks spotted near the finish line of the marathon. >> reporter: there was a flurry of activity today, indicating officials were ready to make a major announcement, but a scheduled news conference was postponed, then canceled. the image is said to show one leaving a backpack near the finish line. there's no indication authorities have learned the men's name, or other details, a boston tv station obtained other pictures of one of the men fleeing the bomb site, his clothes are ripped. he moves dazed through the crowd. the man who took the pictures has his theories. >> either he was badly burned and panicked and flying, other he was fleeing for some other reason. >> we're all seeing more images of the bomb components. pictures of this battery and wire were released, as were images of the shr
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will show you the latest with tax day, ktvu channel 2 morning news continues in just a moment. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this monday morning, april 15th, it is tax day and i am pam cook. >> and i am dave clark, steve is talking about wind today. >> wind is taxes and most people don't like that wind, most people are saying, i hate that wind but it is kicking up its heels officially we have a wind advisory and the strongest gusts will come through and it will be mostly sunny and in the 60s, here is sal. >>> traffic continues to move along well driving past the lit windy and as steve has mentioned, it will get windier, metering lights are on soon, let's go back to a tee lay. >>> this is breaking news we have been following and sheriff's deputies say an early morning attack may be tied to violent street gangs which happened on story road, here is new information, janine? >> reporter: we just learned that the victim was actually shot in the back of the head originally they thought he was stabbed originally they told him t
. >> reporting live from fremont tonight, ktvu chan 2 news. >> boston face challenges. ahead, how one bay area hospital is playing a direct roll in that treatment. >>> we have developing news in a story out of washington d.c.. late today, federal agents arrested a man for sending a ricin laced letter. the fbi identified the suspect as 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of corinth, mississippi. the white house says no one there was ever in changer. >> i would underscore that the mail is screened, and these tests are undertaken at remote sites to mitigate the repeat of recipients. >>> a visibly angry president obama is calling this a shameful day after most senate republicans and a handful of democrats combined to vote down key measures intended to tighten federal gun control laws. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> in rapid succession, the senate blocked measures that would have expanded background checks for gun purchase. president obama met with the victims of the newtown school shooting victims. he denounced senators who he said caved to political pressure. >> families that know unspeakable gr
system. we're live in san jose, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it was a violent night on the streets of vallejo. police say four people were wounded in a terrifying shooting. tara moriarty has been talking to police this morning. she's back now at the vallejo police headquarters. tara? >> reporter: well, part of the challenge for investigators in this case is that the victims are not cooperating with police. that may indicate that they know who shot at them. now, last night around 10:15. that's when this incident unfolded. investigators found shell cases. this spread across the 18 and 1900 blocks of mini drive. the suspects were firing pistols at the white car. bullets shattered the back window and it crashed into a parked car not occupied. officers found a man and woman inside the white car who had been shot. meanwhile, two male victims ran out of the car and were pounding on neighbors' doors for help. the motive for this shooting is unknown. >> i've been here for 26 years. when i started it was the crack cocaine epidemic and cr
news, crash, involving a transit bus and several other vehicles. ktvu's claudine wong is on the scene as we look at live pictures from newschopper2. they are working hard to clear the lanes. looks like one of the paramedic vehicle is just leaving -- vehicles is just leaving. let's go to claudine? >> reporter: five cars were involved. you can see multiple tow trucks out here trying to get these cars out of the way. pretty decent damage to the back of at least several cars that we've seen. the vta bus is actually up in front of that tow truck that you are looking at right now. now, i've talked to the chp about what happened and a witness out here who also stopped after this all happened. he says it all started with one car who rear ended another and then fell out of the car for some reason and that car drifted across the lanes and that's when all of these multiple collisions happened. here's the witness who pulled over describing what happened -- >> someone got rear ended here. the car was still guest in drive, i guess, hit the barrier, continued to cross the lanes without anybody in th
-- construction project. >>> gunfire in the south bay. ktvu news was first on the scene of this suspected gang- related attack. >>> overnight rain. that's gone. here comes the colder air and the wind picking up again. it's time for "mornings on 2." >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. tori campbell is off. it's monday. april 15th. >>> a man is undergoing a medical evaluation after responding to a berkeley call. we're live on dwight way with alex savidge. >> reporter: police are still trying to sort through why this took place. this was an emergency medical call that for whatever reason turned violent. one berkeley firefighter grazed by a bullet when a man who lives in this house across the street started firing shots at firefighters. this is on the 1200 block of dwight way near san pablo. that firefighter was on the scene and didn't have to go to the hospital. police tell us the shooter is an 88-year-old man. this is video as he was taken away by paramedics for a mental evaluation. there were as many as five berkeley firefighters around 1:45 responding
continues right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. it is thursday morning april 18th. i'm in for tori campbell today. >> we're beginning with developing news from texas. the police are investigating a fertilizer plant explosion. right in the middle of a search and rescue operation. still not sure how many people may still be trapped in the rubble. last night the west fertilizer company blew up. this is the tiny community of west, texas. 20 miles north of waco. claudine in our news room with new announcement from the police. >> reporter: latest briefing wrapped up. here's what we learned. the fire is still burning at that plant but it is under control. the threat level in terms of another explosion has dropped significantly. there was concern that there could be another blast at that plant. certainly left concern hours ago. >> you okay? >> i can't hear. let's get out of here. please get out of here. >> everyone still trying to deal with the massive damage by t
information as the morning continues right now. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning to you, it is thursday april 11th, i am claudine wong, let's get a quick look at your weather and traffic. steve, i liked yesterday's weather but -- >> well, for those of you who up joyed -- who enjoyed the rain, 50s and 60s and the fog is back, here is sal. >>> well, i just got a tweet from bart that said bart is recovering from the san francisco line, and east bay due to equipment problems but they didn't say if they were no longer single tracking. southbound 101, traffic is looking good, let's go back to the desk. >>> a car smashed into a fire hydrant. water gusted up to 20 feet for more than an hour. the vehicle was carjacked from modesto and were chasing it at the time of the crash. >> they were pretty fast. if they crashed they just got out, they were gone. >> police are looking for the suspects but there are no suspect descriptions at this time. >>> four people were shot last night. tara moriarty just spoke to the police and is back right now to tell us what they are sa
with two friends at the finish line when the bombs exploded. claudine wong ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> last night several people gathered to pay tribute to the bombing victims. >> this was the emotional scene at the boston common. they carried banners declaring peace here and every everywhere. troops were there in the wake of security and bombings. >>> and they were there to pay tribute to the victims and they are also doing some things here in the bay area to honor some of the people who are here and one person who was injured, a marathon runner from los gatos said she was lucky to be among those who competed in the marathon and that's because 58- year-old christine kennedy was a finalist finishing the big race in less than three hours and she crossed the line nearly two hours before the bombs went off. now she tells the los gatos patch, she said thank god i am fast enough to finish in that time so my friends and family were out of harm's way. >>> and a special tablet was only about the boston marathon bombing, and this week's digital addition is the first of its kind. it shows p
mother is now fine. if you would like to listen to the entire call, we posted it for you at ktvu.com. just scroll down and click on hot topics. >>> workers are caring for a harbor sale pup. they named him sled gate dolly. it's the first time in years a labor sale has been found in palo alto. she has a ways to go before they can release her back into the wild. >>> talk about a shock. a woman uses a stun gun to stop a fight on a crowd crowded bart train. >> cal athletes will sport a different look next year. >> most of the bay area warmed up nicely this afternoon. some change is on the way. how much cooling you can expect for your thursday and the coolest day for the upcoming weekend. >>> california attorney general addressed privacy and apps for mobile devices. she was the keynote speaker in san francisco. harris asked developers to work with law enforcement to find ways to protect the privacy of mobile users. the attorney general is taking action against 100 of the most popular apps that did not comply with california law to privacy policies. . >>> a new survey suggests that teen
just for holding your phone behind the wheel. in san francisco, i'm paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> students at oakland high school got a realistic look at consequences of distracted or drunk driving. the chp set up the display of crashed vehicles, police cars, a medical helicopter. students played the role of victims from a fictitious accident. students said seeing their peers makes a much stronger impression than any classroom lecture. >>> much of a propoped $1.7 billion deal to develop the former huntsers point shipyard is on hold. the china development corporation had agreed to provide the fund being. the chinese government was asking for more control than the developer wanted to agree to. san francisco mayor ed lee recently returned from china. >> what happened? how did he drop the ball? he had to drop the ball. because they were committed to helping out. >> i don't think it's falling apart. i think that we don't have the funding yet from the sources that we had previously wanted to have. >> the developer says the first phase of the project will still go ahead as planned w
:00, this is janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you janine. you can watch the entire newscast and we will have more coming up on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> you know it is very windy out there and the bay area is under a wind advisory and is expected to last all day. tara moriarty is live at treasure island, how are things right now? >> actually it is not too bad and we know that wind advisory kicked in about an hour ago. at golden gate bridge, it is a lot choppier and this wind advisory is expected to last until 9:00 tonight. the boats have not left the dock and this has been the case for more than a week. we spoke to one wholesaler who said it's not unusual for springtime and it is a catch 22. but the winds turn up the ocean for bumper fish in the long run. >> it helps grow plank on it and salmon -- plankton and salmon and then they eat the shrimp. >> they are getting ready to turn off the equipment early because the winds are making the conditions unsafe. construction workers say they are in the process of installing more than a dozen sand trucks to prevent future closures.
-year-old girl sexually assaulted at an office building in daly city. ktvu obtained this surveillance video of a person of interest. he reportedly went there shortly after this week's alleged attack at a nearby office building. the girl was at the office for counseling. her therapist let her walk download the hall to the restroom. as she unlocked and opened the door a man came in behind her and followed aeroand molested -- followed her and molested her. >> having three daughters myself, i would not let that happen. >> that was the child's uncle. police say the suspect may have been a passenger in a tan car, possibly a honda or toyota with an asian woman driving. the attacker is described as a slender asian man between 18-25 with a mustache and many facial moles. he walks with a limp and may be developmentally disabled. >>> the parents of 15-year-old audrey pott say she took the photo after -- now they hope the boys who are facing felony charges will be prosecuted as adults. >> the family hopes these boys are brought to justice and that they face the grav
wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:03. three teenaged boys have been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a high school student of saratoga who later committed suicide. the parents of audrie pott says she took her life after someone posted a photo of the sexual assault online. her parents say she was drunk and unkerns when at least three boys sexually assaulted her at a party last fall. her parents now hope the boys will be prosecuted as adults. >> the family hopes that these boys are brought to justice and that they face the gravest consequences that they can regardless of their age. >> this case has drawn comparison to the case in steubenville, where the two high school football players were convicted of rape after video of an unconscious girl was posted online while being sexually assaulted. >>> a suspected drunk driver is in the hospital after a frightening crash that involved his car, tire shop and fire hydrant. tara moriarty joins us live. what's the scene like now, tara? >> reporter: well, it's a very busy intersection.
was taken away to the hospital. the owners didn't want to speak to ktvu on camera. we believe they live nearby. as of now the driver has not been charged with any crime. as you can manage imagine the water was flowing down the street. no homes sustained any flooding damage that we can see. no word on how much it will cost to fix the store. we don't know how fast the driver was going but if he is found at fault it will cost more than $10,000 to replace this fire hydrant. they have hoped off this area right here as you can see to keep folks away from it before crews can come out and replace that fire hydrant. live from oakland i'm tara moriarty. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it is 5:01. last night a teenage boy was hit and kimed by an amtrak train in san lorenzo. deputies call the death a tragedy that should have never happened. lorraine blanco joins us from the railroad tracks where it occurred. good morning, lorraine. >> reporter: good morning. we talked with the coroner's office this morning. at this point they are not releasing the name of the teen killed in this tragic train accident. we
been arrested but police say many people have been questioned. our jana was anchoring the ktvu news when those boems went off. she's been monitoring the feeds and now joins us. >> the fbi just announced this hour it is taking the lead in this investigation. they are not confirming, though, whether there is a person of interest being questioned, which has been reported by several news organization today. also new, we have learned that some boston-area doctors say that they have pulled shrapnel and ball bearings out of some of the victims who were caught in this terrible attack. >> two blasts turned the boston marathon's finish line into a scene of chaos and panic. the bombs about 550 feet and seconds apart near a line of international flags were so powerful they shattered nearby windows and knocked nearby spectators and runners off their feet. witnesses saw people on the ground crying for help, many who lost limbs. >> it was horrible. the scene that you saw, it was freaking horrible. we are all trying to put pressure on all the wounds for everybody, tourniquets and whatever we could
: in a statement, he called the 16-year-old boy a good kid and a good student. in gilroy, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in canada, police reopened a rape case that is very similar to the one in the south bay. friends of ratea parsons held a vigil in halifax. parsons was allegedly raped two years ago. then pictures of the assault were posted online and she was bullied for months. this week the girl hanged herself. now they say they have new information. >>> new video tonight a fire in a fourpelx has displaced the residents of all four units. the fire started about 6:30 in one unit and it was gutted. another residence next to it was damaged. >> we had one person complain of smoke inhalation, they were treated at the site and chose not to go to the hospital. >> reporter: the two adults and two teenagers in the burned home got out safely. the red cross is providing lodging for all of the affects residents tonight. >>> oakland police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a 5-year-old boy in front of an elementary school. the attempted kidnapping happened just about 2:30 in front of b
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